Pulpotomy for Baby Teeth
Pulpotomy removes the infected nerve tissue from the pulp chamber. It restores the tooth to function. Pulpotomy is also called baby root canal or vital pulpotomy. The infected tissue can cause severe toothache. Pulpotomy keeps the nerve tissue in the roots live. It replaces root canal treatment for adult teeth.
While it is possible to extract a baby tooth, early extraction causes the following:
Is it safe for children to have baby root canal?Yes. It is safe for children to have baby root canal treatment. The medication used are safe. The treatment helps keep the tissues in the roots vital.
What are the risks of pulpotomy?
Dr. Elseweifi recieved training in children dentistry at the University of Southern Illinois.